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Better Healthcare with High performance Parallelized Genomics Analysis

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Over at Scalability.org, Joe Landman writes that we are on the cusp of a healthcare revolution that will be sparked by high performance parallelized genomics analysis. Much of the awesomeness is in the algorithm, a massively parallel system that is described in depth here: “Churchill: an ultra-fast, deterministic, highly scalable and balanced parallelization strategy for the discovery of human genetic variation in clinical and population-scale genomics.”

SGI Delivers HPC Productivity to Manufacturers

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SGI is delivering HPC productivity to manufacturers, both large and small, and, in the process, contributing to the resurgence of the manufacturing sector in the U.S. and around the world. Here is an overview of SGI products geared for manufactures.

Henry Newman on Why Backblaze is Still Wrong About Disk Reliability

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Over at Enterprise Storage Forum, Henry Newman comes out of the shortest retirement period since Brett Favre in order to take Backblaze to task on their recent disk reliability study. “With a known lower hard error rate, why would Backblaze use consumer drives for an enterprise application? Maybe they do not think their users’ backup data is that important and believe that all that is needed is consumer drives. Nothing has changed from last year; there is no comparison of consumer and enterprise drives.”

Deploying Collaborative Multilevel Security at Big Data and HPC Scale

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This article series is the first to explore the Seagate ClusterStor™ Secure Data Appliance, which is designed to address government and business enterprise need for collaborative and secure information sharing within a Multilevel Security (MLS) framework at Big Data and HPC Scale. Compared to prior methods, this provides vast cost savings in reduced capital equipment and networks as well as reduced operational complexity, floor space, weight, power, and cooling while satisfying today’s requirements for performance, collaborative secure data sharing, and availability.

NextComputing Rolls Out Radius EDS Portable Workstation

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Today NextComputing announced their new Radius EDS portable workstation. With a small form factor and an innovative storage configuration, the Radius EDS provides up to 16 easy-access removable hard drives equaling 32TB of enterprise-class storage with RAID.

HPC People on the Move: Superbowl Edition

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It’s me again–Dr. Lewey Anton. I’ve been commissioned by insideHPC to get the scoop on who’s jumping ship and moving on up in high performance computing. This week familiar faces like Dr. Richard Juday and Anton Korzh have new gigs.

Seagate & Supermicro Optimize SQL Databases

This week Seagate and Supermicro announced a preconfigured SQL server reference architecture for data warehouse deployments, as part of Microsoft’s SQL Server 2014 Fast Track program.

DDN Dominates TOP500 Storage

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Today DDN announced continued growth in the HPC market. For the sixth consecutive year, DataDirect Networks has landed more than two-thirds of identifiable sites among the world’s 500 fastest computers.

Video: DDN Service Strategy and Satisfaction Results

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In this video from the DDN User Group at SC14, Mark Canepa presents: DDN Service Strategy and Satisfaction Results.